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How could Charter-TWC affect Net Neutrality?

May 28th, 2015

While Comcast may have just failed to pick up TWC, Charter clearly seems to think they have a better chance, no doubt because of their higher standing with customers, bureaucrats and legislatures alike. Comcast failed purportedly for BBB/Customer Service reasons as opposed to technical, but if Charter does run into net neutrality concerns, it’s working to cool those doubts already. Read more

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Post-Comcast, Charter moves to buy Time Warner Cable

May 27th, 2015

Merely a month after the FCC finally nixed the TWC/Comcast deal, Charter Communications has struck a contract to buy its larger rival Time Warner Cable (TWC) for $56.7 billion, a partnership that would make it the nation’s second largest broadband provider after Comcast, the companies announced today. Read more

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Comcast developing 2-gigabit speeds

May 21st, 2015

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Likely as a response to Google Fiber’s encroachment and PR fallout from their recent FCC-blocked purchase of TWC, Comcast has been pushing to install gigabit internet speeds in Knoxville, Tennessee. Read more

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Could Verizon move to purchase Dish Network?

May 20th, 2015

Verizon-logo-big is reporting that Citigroup’s management is pushing Verizon to purchase Dish Network, on the heels of their $4.4 billion dollar purchase of AOL two weeks ago. Read more

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Dish Network reported to offer wireless voice, video and data

May 15th, 2015


DISH Network, the second largest satellite TV provider is looking to become a full-fledged telecom provider too. Read more

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Internet running out of “IP” addresses, the phone numbers of the web

May 14th, 2015


When the internet was created, it had space for 4.3 billion addresses. That might seem a lot, but we could be running out soon — and techies aren’t agreed on what to do about it. Read more

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Verizon finally buys AOL for $4.4 Billion

May 12th, 2015

In a move that’s sure to bring back memories of dial-up modems and A.I.M Instant Messenger, Verizon has purchased AOL for $4.4 billion dollars.

The amount seems high, but is a paltry amount compared to AOL’s pruported worth of $222 billion in just 15 years ago. (That’s a loss of $39 million a day since 2000.) Read more

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T-Mobile and BlackBerry announce new partnership, no merger

May 11th, 2015


Launching on May 13 is another curious move by up-and-coming T-Mobile, which looks to not want to settle for fourth (and distant) place in the cell wars between AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. Read more

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Dish earnings rise in spite of cord cutting by consumers

May 10th, 2015

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How are they doing it?

Via Reuters and the Nielsen ratings company, Dish Network Corp reported a 3.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it earned more per user in its core pay-TV business, making up for a fall in subscribers. The second-largest U.S. satellite TV company said average revenue per user rose to $86.01 from $82.36. The company slightly raised prices in February, and said net pay-TV subscribers fell by about 134,000 to 13.84 million in the first quarter ended March 31. Read more

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